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LAdamson

I finally picked up my computer.........

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.... with the newly reformatted hard drive, a new MB and a new video card. I'm just about ready to try installing MSFS 2002 Pro.... at last! I know the program will prompt me to install DX8.0a (I'm currently running DX7.0) but should I just go ahead and install DX 8.1 instead?I'm looking forward to trying out the program this weekend. But I suspect that I'll be reinstalling a few other drivers first (i.e., joystick and pedals) and getting my Net access back with that 2nd computer. Then I'll be ready to experiment.-Lindy :-spacecraft

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Hi Lindy,As I recall, if the FS installer sees a later version of DirectX, it will not prompt to install it at all. If you're running a GeForce 3 or 4 card (you refer to a new video card), you'll need DX 8.1 to see all of the great effects thay can produce.Good luck with your new system.Bruce.

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I'd go straight to 8.1 Lindy. Works fine. Let us know how it goes with FS2002. If things go well, you'll probably be the Ultimate MSFS Convert :-) Trip

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..........go with DX8.1. I tried to get it from the MS site (Windows Update), but the download kept breaking off about halfway through. I finally reviewed some of my saved files on disk and found that I had DX8.1 setup already saved. So I installed it that way......seems to be fine.I'm just now starting to reinstall games/sims and such. And sorry, fellas, but I want to get Fly!2 reinstalled first. But MSFS 2002 will definitely be next. ;-)-Lindy

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> If things go well, you'll probably >be the Ultimate MSFS Convert :-) >YEP!!!! A certainty!L.Adamson

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